|Aish Kodesh 01/01/09 Vayigash -Rabbi Henoch Dov Hoffman - Rabbi Henoch Dov Hoffman, Tsivya|
Aish Kodesh Class, January 1, 2009 Vayigash How do you get intimacy skills? How do you leave home? Leaving home means becoming a Hebrew. Vayigash means AND HE APPROACHED. When the past opens into the future, we are hopeful. When the future closes into the past, it is dark. Indicated by the flipper vov. You have to find yourself to find G*d. Yehuda and Joseph are going through a wrenching experience of self-discovery...
Keywords: Joseph; Yehuda; Schwartza Wolf; falling on the neck; yoke; brothers; thorns; Rabbi Matta Ben Karosh
|Aish Kodesh 12/24/09 Vayigash - Rabbi Henoch Dov Hoffman, Tsivya|
Aish Kodesh, December 24, 2009, Vayigash Joseph revealing himself to his brothers is one of the strongest projective realities that we have. The speech that Yehuda gives when he is confronting Joseph is considered to be the greatest speech in the Torah. When Jews have had trouble with non-Jewish authorities over the centuries, they study this to see what they should do. When the brothers find the cup in the sack of Benjamin, they respond defensively...
Keywords: Joseph; Jacob; Esau; the brothers; snake; Laban; Rachel; Tamar; implicated; prison; wrongdoer; psychodrama; collateral; bal teshuva; tzadik; Moshe; Golden Calf; Ushpizin; broken Luchos; whole Tablets; baker; wine steward; the fly in the wine; the stone in the bread; recognize please; identify; erev; sweet; confusion; responsibility; sunset; gilgul; reincarnation; fox; lion; causeless hatred; expansive; contractive; right; left; Temple; Aggigada; halachah; Kamptza; Bar Kamptza; yoke of heaven; Warsaw Ghetto; mitzvah
|Aish Kodesh 12/09/2010 Vayigash - Henoch Dov Hoffman, Tsivya|
December 9, 2010, Vayigash, Aish Kodesh/Parsha Class Chanukah is the seeyum of Yom Kippur because when we sit in silence looking into the light we have the opportunity to internalize our Yom Kippur atonement. Chanukah is the only silent holiday: the mitzvah is to sit Â½ hour in silence while the candles are burning. This is part of the antidote to the Greeks, who put everything into words. The Pharisees were pleased with the Hasmoneans...
Keywords: Meshiach; Yom Kippur; Chanukah; resurrection; drawing near; conversation; dialogue; Yehuda; war; appeasement; prayer; third meal; Thomas Mann; accusative; intimate; impersonal; free will; divine providence; korbon
|Aish Kodesh December 20, 2012, Vayigash - Rabbi Henoch Dov Hoffman, Tsivya|
December 20, 2012 Aish Kodesh Vayigash This is the most dramatic part of the Torah. The people of the Torah were the first psychodrama therapists. They used it to bring people to teshuva; thatâs what I do. Barry Meriash put together a book of pictures of our community and he is selling it. We are grateful to Mikeitz and Vayigash are about teshuva journeys. People get stuck in their lives and we want to teach them how to turn the stuck place into a spiral...
Keywords: Approach; nefesh; speech; neshuma; action; ruach; thought; chaos; salt; bread; gilt; shame; lies; fly; wine; bead; face; collateral; halacha; carpet; Martin Buber; stumbling block; heroes; he will be joyful; raise the habit
|Aish Kodesh December 29, 2011, Parsha Vayigash - Rabbi Henoch Dov Hoffman, Tsivya|
Aish Kodesh December 29, 2011 Parsha Vayigash Rabbi: Letâs review. Vayigash means âhe approached.â Weâre trying to approach Xtianity and Judaism. The soul is antagonistic to the body, G*d/Devil, according to Descartes. Weâre strangers in a strange land from birth. The soul says to G*d, âI donât want to go into a body filled with hormones.â The soul says, âIâm happy hear, unified with the Infinite Light...
Keywords: Yoke; prayer; appeasement; war; collateral; entitled owner; grateful guardian; Chanukah; knowing; gifted; favorite; mosaic; soul; body; devil
|Aish Kodesh January 5, 2012, Parsha Vayechi - Rabbi Henoch Dov Hoffman, Tsivya|
Aish Kodesh, January 5, 2012, Parsha Vayechi To ask people living under terrifying conditions to sign an agreement like this is incredible. I like the idea of signing up to try to be conscious. I want to say how the Torah tries to do that. The background of this week was a bitter battle being fought in Jerusalem between two orthodox groups. There was a big march of some religious people who dressed up in concentration camp uniforms and accused the government of being like the Nazis...
Keywords: Contract; commitment; sibling rivalry; dissention in Israel; habit; prayer; study; Hebrew; Freud; Jung; Joseph; Erev; sweet confusion; Tamar; persistence; perfectionist; collateral; kadish; acceptance; ethical will; unstable; water; hidden face